LDB Wakeschool has fast established itself as one of the big ‘go to’ places for someone wanting to get into the sports of Wakeboarding, Wakesurfing or Wakeskating. From Beginners to Professionals, Lee and Matt have been getting people up onto the water and advancing them since 2008.
With customers as young as 4 years old right up to 80, they have proven that with steady coaching, patience and an understanding that it is possible to get anyone out and enjoying the freedom the sport gives you.
Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water behind a boat or Cable System. It was developed through a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques.
The rider is towed behind a boat or a cable park; typically at speeds of 18–24 miles per hour (29–39 km/h), depending on water conditions, rider’s weight, board size and most importantly, the rider’s personal preference. Wakeboarding can also be performed on a variety of media including closed-course cables, winches, PWCs and ATVs.
If you are paying for tows as individual sessions then they are £27 for 15 minutes. Alternatively they can be booked up as Triple Tows or as a course of 3 at a time for £75:
Beginning Wakeboarding can seem a daunting prospect, the image of many is that you are placed into a lake with a board strapped to your feet, then dragged at high speed through the water. This is not the case.
As a beginner you will first be shown (on land) the correct positions and stance for getting up on the board from the water. This is then moved into the lake where you will try these new methods on a training bar that is fitted to the side of the boat, allowing you direct communication with Lee.
Once you are successfully getting up out the water and riding alongside the boat you will move onto the deep-water start using a rope (don’t worry, the water isn’t that deep!).
Now you are up and riding, all that is needed is to gain board control, practice your edging and begin to develop your style.
As an Intermediate, you will already have learnt how to control your edges, land the wake 2 wake jump and have begun to ride in a switch stance (riding with the opposite foot forward).
Lee will take your riding to the next step with switch riding, the different types of wake to wake jumps and your toe-side jumps.
Once you are successfully landing the majority of your jumps (hey, noone’s perfect), then you will begin to try inverts such as a Back-Roll and Tantrum. These are slightly harder tricks, than your regular Wake to Wake, but Lee will introduce them to you with the least impact possible.
You’ll definitely have the bug by now, soon you’ll be going bigger than you thought possible.
Up there with the big boys (and girls!), you’re sucessfully landing all your Back-Rolls and Tantrums, begun throwing the 360′s down and want to try for the next level.
Having compete at National level with the best the UK has to offer Lee will be able to help with any trick you are trying to stick. Whether that is the Whirly Bird, Crow Mobe or an S-Bend, he will be able to offer the best advise going.
Riding at this level is also about developing your own style, so working out a nice trick pass is also part of the lesson. What tricks work well together, look good and notch up those style points.
Draft28 inches / 0.71 metres
Approximate Weight4,200 pounds
Fuel Capacity37 gallons
Maximum Capacity12 people
The Super Air Nautique 210 is all-new for 2014 with an innovative design that will pull you in and reignite the following that started it all. The new 210 is sure to please the Nautique traditionalist while inspiring excitement at the discovery of new transformations in every part of the boat. This new aggressive look and feel extends below the waterline with a hull specifically designed to work in concert with the Nautique Surf System and the addition of our pro ballast package that gives you even more behind the boat than ever before. (source: http://www.nautique.com/models/super-air-nautique-210/)
In order to get everyone up and running, we can also run a ski boat with a learners bar. The difference being that the ski boat produces very little wake, one less thing for you to have to think about.
Our Super Air Nautique 210 is Brand New for the 2014 season. It’s has been fully customised for Lee and is sure to get you fired up while you’re in the water.
Throughout the year LDB Wakeschool hosts a number of events, these can be open to only Amateurs, only Professionals or a mixture of both. We are lucky to have a loyal group who are always around to capture the days events and this is the location where the photos can be seen.
The Gallery area will also hold images of our sponsored riders and what they get up to. They are lucky enough to travel the world competing in events such as the European and World championships, there results and the pictures will be posted here.